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ASU Gammage to celebrate its history with final 'golden' gala

ASU Gammage
December 19, 2014

ASU Gammage is set to hold its third and final Golden Gammage Gala (GO GAGA) at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, March 7. The event will feature award-winning actor, singer and dancer Sutton Foster, cocktails, dinner and more.

The final event will be the largest and grandest to celebrate the theater’s Golden Anniversary.

Sutton Foster is currently starring in her latest Tony-nominated role as the titular character of the Broadway production of "Violet." She has appeared in "The Will Rogers Follies," "Grease!," "The Scarlet Pimpernel," "Annie" and "Les Miserables," before her big break and Tony Award-winning performance in "Thoroughly Modern Millie."

Sutton originated roles in the Broadway productions of "Little Women," "The Drowsy Chaperone," "Young Frankenstein" and "Shrek the Musical." After starring as Reno Sweeney in The Roundabout's revival of "Anything Goes," a role that earned Sutton the 2011 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire and's Audience Favorite awards. Sutton spent some time in Los Angeles, where she starred in the ABC Family drama, "Bunheads." She will soon be starring in TVLand's new comedy, "Younger."

“ASU Gammage turns 50, and I believe [former ASU] president Gammage and Frank Lloyd Wright’s dream about a magnificent theater to house the world's best art and culture for the community has come to fruition. It’s now my job, along with the help of community donors and patrons, to ensure ASU Gammage's future stays bright for the next 50 years," says Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, executive director at ASU Gammage.

“As I embark on my third year as chair, this event will be the grandest of all, and we are excited to host the event at the Arizona Biltmore to highlight both Valley icons with Frank Lloyd Wright ties," says Leslie Rich, gala co-chair.

If you are interested in attending GO GAGA, please contact Julie Mate at 480-965-5062. Tables start at $5,000, and single tickets are available.